Sample Menu

 

Serving the greater 

Charlotte area

704.724.0485

Homemade Fresh’s extensive recipe collection includes a variety of meats, vegetables, sauces, spices, and styles of meals, all with a burst of flavor.  The focus is on made-from-scratch, nutritious food using fresh and minimally processed ingredients.  Whether you want comfort food with a healthy spin, wholesome home-style meals, vegetarian meals, heart-healthy food, gluten-free meals, nutritious food your children will eat, or meals from various cultures, Homemade Fresh can satisfy your palette.

Each client’s menu is personalized based on an initial client assessment and feedback from previously prepared meals.  I want clients to be satisfied with their meals, so I encourage questions, suggestions and feedback.

The following is a sample menu.  Imagine having these meals waiting in your refrigerator when you arrive home from your busy, stressful day.  Just follow the detailed heating instructions, change into comfy clothes, and enjoy your Homemade Fresh meals!

 

Crab Cakes with Remoulade Sauce and Creamed Spinach   

My clients rave about the "best crab cakes ever!" These crab cakes are full of delicious real crab meat and tasty fresh ingredients, not filler. They are crunchy on the outside and moist on the inside.  Sweet and slightly spicy remoulade and creamy spinach complete this protein-rich, tasty meal.    


Chicken & Spinach Enchiladas with Southwest Garden Rice Pilaf

These enchiladas and rice pilaf are client favorites, and not like those typically found in a restaurant.  I use a blend of chicken breast, spices, vegetables and cheeses to create a unique, fresh flavor in the enchiladas. I add more vegetables and spices in the garden rice pilaf to balance the meal.  This is definitely not like your standard take-out meal!


Beef Burgundy Stew and Roasted Seasonal Vegetables

Lean beef, celery, tomatoes, carrots and mushrooms cook slowly in an herbed red wine sauce until the beef is so tender you can cut it with a fork.  This hearty stew is served over egg noodles with a side of mixed roasted seasonal vegetables for a balanced and comforting meal.

 

Roasted Vegetable Lasagna and Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Vinaigrette

This lasagna is so hearty that you won’t miss the meat.  Even die-hard carnivores love this veggie lasagna!  Freshly roasted broccoli, onions, spinach, carrots, zucchini, mushrooms and red peppers simmer in a mildly spicy homemade tomato sauce.  All this fresh goodness is layered with pasta and a blend of Italian cheeses.  Serve with a spinach salad, and you’ll love this nutritious and delicious vegetarian meal.

 

Moroccan Baked Chicken and Apricot & Almond Bulgar Pilaf 

Give your tastebuds a flavor sensation as cinnamon, allspice, ginger, cayenne and other spices blend in this savory and sweet meal with a little "kick" at the end.  Moist, marinated chicken breasts and fiber-rich bulgar pilaf make this flavorful meal a great addition to a healthy diet. 

 

Slimmed Down Turkey Meatloaf and Cinnamon Honey Mashed Sweet Potatoes

This definitely isn't your mother's meatloaf.  A blend of vegetables and spices makes this healthy meatloaf moist and tasty, and if you like a little "kick" I'll add that too! Creamy mashed sweet potatoes complement this delicious way to enjoy guilt-free comfort food! 

 

Mediterranean Stuffed Chicken and Spanakorizo (Greek Wild Rice Pilaf)

Greek seasoned chicken stuffed with spinach, sun dried tomatoes and feta cheese is drizzled with a tomato and wine reduction for a delicious taste of the Mediterranean.  The chicken is served with a scratch-made wild rice pilaf with lots of flavorful fresh veggies.  Serve with a garnish of olives and feta for even more Mediterranean flavor.

 

Spicy Tequila Lime Shrimp and Sauteed Mixed Vegetables with Chipotle Citrus Sauce

These marinated shrimp will wow your taste buds with a spicy, citrusy burst of flavor.  The lightly sauteed vegetables are tossed with a complimentary dressing to enhance the flavor sensation. This healthy and delicious meal is great when served with an ice cold beer or glass of wine.

 

Herbed Chicken and Vegetable Stew and Corn & Zucchini Muffins

This healthy, savory stew warms you from the inside out.  Basil, oregano and marjoram simmer with chicken breast, potatoes, carrots, onions, and mushrooms for a hearty meal.  An herbed gravy made from all the delicious simmering flavors completes the dish.  Serve with tasty corn and zucchini muffins and enjoy this comfort food with a healthy twist.

 

Barbeque Boneless Pork Chops and Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Tender, center-cut pork chops are baked slowly in a tangy and sweet homemade barbeque sauce that is deliciously unique. You’ll love the sauce so much that you’ll want to ladle some extra on the creamy mashed potatoes.  Your whole family will love this tasty, home-style meal.

 

Hawaiian Fish Tacos with Pineapple Salsa and Black Bean & Corn Salad

These fish tacos are my spin on delicious and healthy Mexican food.  Serve them in soft corn tortillas topped with pineapple salsa for a tropical fiesta in your mouth!  Enjoy them with Black Bean & Corn Salad for a light and healthy meal.

 

Marinated Beef and Vegetable Kabobs and Mediterranean Quinoa Pilaf 

These juicy, tender chunks of marinated beef will melt in your mouth! The beef is broiled on skewers with fresh onions, red bell peppers and tomatoes. Quinoa pilaf with sun dried tomatoes, roasted red peppers and pine nuts is a delicate, nutritious side dish that completes this scrumptious Mediterranean meal.

 

Four-Bean Vegetarian Chili and Cheddar Corn Muffins

Warm up with this vegetarian chili that is so hearty  it doesn't need meat.  This is a client favorite! A blend of vegetables and seasonings cooks slowly with protein-rich kidney, pinto, black and garbanzo beans for a tasty winter meal that's perfect for a cool Fall or Winter evening.  Add your favorite cheese or sour cream, or enjoy by itself for a vegan meal. Eat the corn muffins alongside or crumble into the chili.  This is a great fireside or game-time meal.

 

Pork Tenderloin with Cranberry Citrus Compote and Herbed Roasted Potatoes

This seasonal pork dish starts with pork tenderloin baked slowly with delicious spice rub.  This tender pork is then glazed with a fruit compote that complements the spice rub for a delicious flavor burst.  Enjoy it with herb roasted potatoes for a seasonal, warm, comforting meal.


Italian Meatballs in Marinara and Zucchini Parmesan Rice

These hand-rolled and baked meatballs are made with different meats depending upon each client's preferences.  Because I start with quality meats, I can also make them gluten-free.  Enjoy them with zucchini parmesan rice for a meal that will make you say "delizioso!"